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Can birth control affect the daily intake of keppra?

Im a 20 year old female and ive had seizure disorders for the past 9 years and i take a daily medication of keppra (500 mg 2 every morning-2 every night) for the past 4 years. I want to know if i am able to take birth control pills without my daily medication effecting it?
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
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Hello,

There are no serious interactions between Keppra and hormonal birth control pills in both directions (be it for seizures or for lowering the effects of birth control pills ). So, in your case, it should be safe to use birth control pills.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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